Hello All, I've just recently purchased a Sony HDR FX-7 camcorder and have been shooting in both HDV and DV formats. I'm using the newest final cut pro bundle as well. When i shoot in DV i first set my audio/video settings in final cut pro and BAM! it works like a pro. So far to hang ups but im new to capturing HD footage and thats were the problem comes in. When i set up Final Cut Pro to capture my HDV video i use the following settings: sequence preset: HDV - 1080i60 capture preset: HDV device control preset: Sony HDV FireWire I've tried other setting to but the the problem is not getting FCP to recognize the camera it after i actually log the footage and play it back. Once the video is captured into fcp and i got play it back it looks "shinny" and any movement has distorted lines through it? I don't know any other way to explain this other then the footage looks horrible and un-useable. I'm also on a new, 3 month old mac-book pro with leopard OS and 2 GB of ram. just a thought.. i have two video cards. If i switch to the the higher quality one will the video look better then? Any suggestions why this might be happening? Thanks in advance!